Happy Saturday Morning, Friends!
Hope you all are having a terrific start to the weekend! Today I am sharing another project from last weekend. This one is my new favorite. I used a file designed by Lisa Howell at Mind Over Matter Creations. You just have to pop over to her blog to see her beautiful creations. She is one very talented lady!
I used my Black Cat Cougar cutter, purchased from Sherri at That's Scrap, Inc. and the engraving tool to engrave a piece of aluminium that I purchased from Tyler at All That Jazz Supplies. I purchased the engraving tool when I purchased my 1st Cougar, almost two years ago, and I never used it until now. I don't know what I was waiting for. It is really fun, and I just love the results. So before I go on and on, I'll show you a picture:
The first thing I did was use some alcohol inks to color the aluminium sheet. Then I used SCAL software and my Cougar to engrave the design. If you have never done this before, you might be surprised at how long it takes. I was! I had lots of time to tidy up my craft room while I waited for it to finish. When it was done, I added a distressed paper frame and some paper flowers from Penny Duncan Creations. I used copy paper for these ones, instead of my usual cardstock, and I found it easier to form them.
I added a few brads and leaves, and mounted it in a recently purchased an antique box that hangs on the wall in my entryway. I am really happy with how my new artwork looks in it. Here is a view of the whole thing:
I sure hope you all are having a terrific weekend!